Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon

The perfect appetizer for parties, football tailgating, holidays and more! Whip up these delicious Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon using just a few ingredients.

Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon - the perfect appetizer for parties, football tailgating, holidays and more! Whip up these delicious poppers with just a few ingredients.

I’ve been making these for parties and tailgaters for a few years now. The recipe has progressed with my growing interest in adding some new flavors to it. When I first made these it was a simple 3-ingredient process… jalapenos, cream cheese and bacon. The recipe has evolved to include a few more ingredients but it’s not a complicated process and takes just minutes to prepare.

Jalapeno Poppers

First you’ll need to slice your Jalapenos length wise, I like to leave the stems on to give a little handle to hold on to while you’re eating them. Then clean the seeds and white fleshy parts out of the peppers. This is where the heat comes from so if you like them a little hot you can leave some.

TIP: wear gloves while doing this or at least wash your hands afterwards, the oils in the pepper will stay on your hands and if you rub your eyes…oooboy does it burn.

Jalapeno Poppers.stuffed

Next blend the green onion, garlic and kosher salt into the cream cheese after you have allowed it to soften. I like to take the cream cheese out of the package and put it in a microwaveable bowl and after a few seconds in the microwave oven on high it is softened enough to blend together. After you have the cream cheese mixture well blended, add it to the jalapenos with a knife or spatula,

Jalapeno Poppers.cheese

Next sprinkle with Queso Fresca Cheese or Fresh Mozzarella.

Jalapeno Poppers

Wrap the whole Jalapeno Pepper with a strip if bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Jalapeno Poppers

We used our Lodge Logic Professional Pro Grid/Iron Griddle in the oven. You can also use a heavy cookie sheet, and the Poppers can also be grilled. I would suggest putting them on a griddle of some kind if you are grilling them so they don’t fall through the grate.

Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon - the perfect appetizer for parties, football tailgating, holidays and more! Whip up these delicious poppers with just a few ingredients.

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The perfect appetizer for parties, football tailgating, holidays and more! Whip up these delicious poppers with just a few ingredients.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 8 - 10 Jalapeno peppers
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Green Onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 6 oz. Queso Fresca Cheese or Fresh Mozzarella
  • 10 slices Bacon, cut in half
Instructions
  1. Cut Jalapenos length wise and remove seeds and white fleshy parts
  2. Blend together the Cream Cheese, Green Onion, Garlic and Kosher Salt
  3. Add cream cheese miixture to jalapenos
  4. Crumble and add Queso Fresca Cheese to top
  5. Wrap with ½ strip of bacon and secure with toothpick
  6. Preheat cast iron griddle to 375 to 400 degrees
  7. Place poppers on griddle and cook for 25 to 30 minutes

Let’s talk…What’s your go to appetizer for a tailgate? Do you like your peppers hot or mild?

Walmart Moms

Comments

  1. My husband and I love these! I blogged about them too! We actually ground some sausage and put it in the cream cheese mixture. So good!
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  2. We love these Poppers. They are so good on top of a hamburger too.
    Try to grow my own peppers every year I like the really young ones, not too hot for my taste.

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